Innovation Dinner draws Nigeria’s tech leaders

Africa’s premier ICT news publication ITNewsAfrica, in conjunction with SAS Institute, will host the next Innovation Dinner on 26 June in Lagos, Nigeria. The theme for this exclusive event is The Changing Role of the African CIO.

ITNewsAfrica and SAS Institute will host the next Innovation Dinner on 26 June in Lagos, Nigeria. (Image source: File)

The Innovation Dinner Series is a ‘by invitation only’ event that takes place every two months in South Africa and twice a year in Nigeria.

It attracts ICT leaders and business decision makers from across the continent to discuss issues that impact Africa’s burgeoning ICT industry.

Delegates will enjoy a luxurious three-course meal at a top-class venue – in this case The Four Points by Sheraton – and participate in scintillating conversation around the theme; one that has emerged as a hot talking point within the business environment at large.

A number of keynote speakers will take to the podium during the evening and presentations are already scheduled for: Ms Funke Opeke, Founder and CEO of Main One Cable Company; Tani Fafunwa, Managing Director, Resourcery; Edward Sungura, Regional Director sub-Saharan Africa, SAS Institute; and Carel Badenhorst, Head Technology Practice, SAS, Middle East & Africa, Turkey & Pakistan.

The Innovation Dinner has an established following within the continent’s rapidly developing ICT sector (click here to view photos from past dinners).

Comments from attendees of past Dinners attest to the event’s relevance and stature.

“Thank you very much for the invite, I received the value that I wanted,” said Izak Loubser, Assistant Director: Tektique, Department of Science and Technology.

“Excellent speakers that speak from experience,” commented Willem Hart, CIO at Xtend BI.

The Innovation Dinner is by invitation only and space is limited. IT professionals interested in attending are urged to register their interest as soon as possible.

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Senior IT executives from the following companies have already confirmed their attendance:

Emerging Markets Payments Group

Associated Discount House

Africa Finance Corporation


Africa Digital

Telecom & IT Business Magazine Ltd

Airline Services Ltd (ASL)


Aphsiba Nigeria

Asieger Technology

Avaition Logistics

Blue Intercontinental Micro-finance Bank

Business Connexion

Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc

Citibank Nigeria Limited

Honda Manufacturing Nigeria Limited

Continental Reinsurance

DEUX Projects

Diamond Bank

Digital Evidence & Cyber Forensic Institute

Ecobank Plc


Fareast Merchantile (FMCL)

FASYL Payment Technology Limited


FinBank PLC

First Bank Nigeria

Fleet Technologies Ltd

Fymak Marine Ltd


Hedonmark Management Services


Internet Solutions

Keystone Bank Limited

LeadCapital Plc

Mansard Insurance

MDS Logistics


Nigerian  Bottling Company (CocaCola)

Nigerian National Petrolium Corporation


Orange Drugs


Population Council


PSL Engineering

Rain Oil

Regus Nigeria


Skye Bank Plc

Staco Insurance Plc


Starfish Mobile



Union Bank


Zenith bank

Chris Tredger, Online Editor